Definition of prefatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prefatory

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈprefətri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprefətɔːri//
 
[only before noun](formal)
 
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acting as a preface or an introduction to something a prefatory note
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prefatory